Skip to comments.India’s Modi Visits Japan to Deepen Defense and Commercial Ties
Posted on 08/29/2014 10:48:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts a five-day visit to Japan on Saturday, looking to deepen defense and commercial ties between the two Asian countries as they grapple with an increasingly assertive China.
Mr. Modi is to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials for what are expected to be wide-ranging discussions about regional security as well as a possible deal on civil nuclear cooperation. [ ]
It is a watershed meeting, said Brahma Chellaney, a strategic affairs analyst at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi. It is crucial to preventing the rise of a Sino-centric Asia.
The two countries have recently stepped up defense cooperation, with a series of joint naval maneuvers. Earlier this year, the Indian, Japanese and U.S. warships practiced anti-submarine and other operations in the Pacific.
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Eventually it will be Asians and Asians alone that will determine Asia’s destiny. Asians absolutely abhor foreign influence in their military and political affairs. That is the message behind Chinese jets buzzing American aircraft. The Dutch, French and British have left, now the Chinese want the Americans to go.
Lot of truth in what you opine.
For example India has remained neutral not because India hates America and the west but because India cherishes independence from foreign meddling.
India under Congress governments have “remained neutral” because they pussy-foot with the Soviets and various forms of socialism and Marxism. The new right-of-center government has to pivot away to cut the shackles of poverty hung on hundreds of millions by Congress.
Everybody cherishes their independence.
What Asians hate more than American interference is Chinese domination and becoming vassal states to The Middle Kingdom.
Modi ran on a platform of closer relations with the US and away from Congress Non-Aligned Movement nonsense.
The Philippines has made overtures to the US about returning to Subic Bay.
Even Vietnam is making overtures to the US.
The US will remain an Asian Naval Power for the foreseeable future.
That's why a containment policy, an alliance of the Asian rim countries (Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, India) that together can meet China as an equal, is probably the best available situation in a post-American Asia. Of course, an even better solution would be American leadership in an Asian rim alliance, since otherwise the alliance would constantly be out of joint with the big three (Japan, Korea, India) all vying for top dog status, but that will have to wait for a President Cruz, Gohmert, or Palin.
You are right about the congress party. Indians are finally waking up to the folly of socialism. BJP is right of center, so there is a good chance people will see the light about free enterprise.